Friday, July 19, 2013

The Final Frontier of Collaborations

Who's next on Stone Brewing Co.'s short list of possible collaborators, me? Well, why not? It seems that Stone founder Greg Koch has decided to eschew collabs with working breweries and instead got together with a couple of buddies to make the latest release, Stone Farking Wheaton wOOtStout. The buddies include Drew Curtis, creator of news roundup website, and Star Trek heartthrob(?) Wil Wheaton. You can see that Wheaton has what it takes to make a good beer from the photo, where he sports the prerequisite brewer's beard, that is if George Michael were a brewer. And let's be honest, it doesn't matter who Stone chooses to be a partner in a collaboration, as we will all buy at least one to try, and many more if the beer proves to be good. This one sounds good: rye and wheat malt along with pecans all played a part in the creation of this 13% Imperial Stout style beer, of which 25% was aged in bourbon barrels. While I'd prefer a 40-50% blend in my barrel-aged stouts, any barrel is better than none. But I was never on Star Trek, so my opinion isn't worth much. Expect to pay around $8 for this beer at local stores.


Sloppy said...
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Sloppy said...

25% barrel-aged is fine. Less is more! I want beer. If I wanted to drink wood extract, I'd drink whiskey.